Pain: Take Tylenol when required, unless contraindicated.
Bleeding: Apply pressure on wound firmly and continuously for 10 minutes, using clean gauze. Contact your Physician if this fails to stop bleeding.
Infection: If your wound becomes red with increasing pain, you will need to be assessed urgently by a doctor. The usual treatment is a one-week course of antibiotics by mouth. If your immune system is suppressed by medications or illness, you should seek help immediately.
Wound Dehiscence: This is a gaping opening of the wound due to broken or loose sutures. Only wounds of more than 2cm will require re-stitching.
Your stitches should be removed in 5-10 days. Please arrange for an appointment today with your Family Physician.
If you have not heard from our office within 4-6 weeks, please call for the results of your biopsy.
If you are concerned about the procedure site and wish to speak to someone at our office or book an urgent appointment, please call us during office hours. If you are unable to reach our office, please get in touch with your Family Physician, go to a Walk-In Clinic or visit an Emergency Department.
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